Putting Manipulatives to Work: Developing Expressions & Equations in Grades 6-8 with Algebra Tiles & Algeblocks


abacus-497215_1280Schools and teachers often find manipulatives gathering dust in the back of a closet. Our Summer 2015 webinar series is an opportunity to explore new uses for familiar manipulatives, as well as a look at new tools to add to your toolkit. In this edWeb.net webinar presented by the Building Understanding in Mathematics community, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared manipulatives which help students develop conceptual foundations for expressions and equations. Sara explored helping middle school students see algebraic operations as a continuation of their elementary work.

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Building Understanding in Mathematics is a professional learning community (PLC) that provides a platform, advice and support regarding the new roll out in our national math curriculum. Some of the topics to be discussed in this community include: suggested frameworks/time lines, formative/summative assessments, engaging lessons, manipulatives, content standards, mathematical practices, family involvement, technology, and differentiation.  This program is sponsored by ETA hand2mind.

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